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Table 31

Law Enforcement Officers Feloniously Killed

Circumstance at Scene of Incident by Type of Weapon, 2010

Circumstance Total Total
firearms
Handgun Rifle Shotgun Knife or
other cutting
instrument
Bomb Blunt
instrument
Personal
weapons
Vehicle Other
Number of victim officers Total 56 55 38 15 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Disturbance call Total 6 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disturbance (bar fight, person with firearm, etc.) 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic disturbance (family quarrel, etc.) 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrest situation Total 14 14 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary in progress/pursuing burglary suspect 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery in progress/pursuing robbery suspect 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug-related matter 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Attempting other arrest 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Civil disorder (mass disobedience, riot, etc.) Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling, transporting, custody of prisoner Total 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigating suspicious person/circumstance Total 8 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ambush situation Total 15 15 6 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entrapment/premeditation 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unprovoked attack 13 13 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Investigative activity (surveillance, search, interview, etc.) Total 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Handling person with mental illness Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Traffic pursuit/stop Total 7 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Felony vehicle stop 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Traffic violation stop 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tactical situation (barricaded offender, hostage taking, high-risk entry, etc.) Total 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0